The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences office is typically open to walk-in visitors Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Dinosaur Park, located outdoors adjacent to Rood Hall, is always free and open to the public. The Schmaltz Geology Museum, located on the first floor of Rood Hall, is also free and open to the public whenever the building is open. If you are visiting Dino Park or the museum, please park in designated visitor lots if you do not have a WMU parking permit.

Summer (May - August) 2024 building hours for Rood Hall are generally M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

The physical address of Rood Hall is 2235 Wilbur Ave. In case of an emergency please dial 911.

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  • We are delighted to welcome Sara Pearson as the next Director of the Michigan Geological Survey, starting on July 1, 2024. Sara will succeed John Yellich, who joined the Survey in 2013 and laid the groundwork to acquire funding and support that led to our currently fully operational, vibrant, and thriving Survey. Read more in WMU News:
  • Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Sultan, who was recently awarded the 2023 Kuwait Prize for Research in Applied Science. This prize is given by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science to honor an Arab scientist who has made outstanding contributions in research. Congratulations, Mohamed!